Events & activities

To find Events and Activities at the Kansas City Public Library:

  • Use the main menu under Events & Activities (above)
  • Select a date on the calendar (left)
  • Select your preferences in the "Check out Library events" dropdown menus (left).
  • Scroll down to see Special Events below.

If you require ADA accomodation to utilize Library services or attend events, please notify the Library office at least 48 hours in advance at 816.701.3400.

Special Events

Friday, August 21, 2015
How do our favorite superheroes do it? Science makes levitation, invisibility, camouflage, and other extraordinary powers conceivable. Kids – and adults – will enjoy learning how they do it.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Bring blankets and lawn chairs  and join us on the Rooftop Terrace for a movie under the stars. This summer’s Off-the-Wall film series focuses on people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema. Stand and Deliver (1988, PG)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Author Cynthia Bond joins Library Director of Readers’ Services Kaite Stover in a discussion of Bond’s acclaimed first book, a contemporary African American novel about a man determined to protect the woman he loves from a town desperate to destroy her.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In conjunction with Women’s Equality Week in Kansas City, Jessica Neuwirth – founder of the women’s rights organization Equality Now – discusses her new book Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Colby and Megan Garrelts, the award-winning chef- owners of Bluestem in Kansas City and Rye in Leawood, discuss some of the 50 handcrafted recipes included in their new book, Made in America.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Hollywood has too often relegated Latino characters to stereotype: the bandido, the buffoon, the harlot, the Latin lover. Not so with the Library’s August film series, Latinos in Cinema. Selena (1997, PG)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June-October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library host the eighth annual City Market Summer Book Sale.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Bring blankets and lawn chairs  and join us on the Rooftop Terrace for a movie under the stars. This summer’s Off-the-Wall film series focuses on people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (June-October) as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library host the eighth annual City Market Summer Book Sale.

Exhibits at the Library

Saturday, June 13, 2015
This group exhibit, curated by Kansas City’s Plug Projects, features local and national artists who explore text and language as they related to both medium and content. Paintings, collages, and other images bridge the space between book and art object.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Library’s new Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery was made possible by the generosity of one of Kansas City’s most talented and diverse artists, Gabriella Polony Mountain. It opens with an exhibit of her sculptures, mosaics, stained glass, repoussé, and weavings.